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Cicada and Cicada Killer Sightings

About the Sightings Section

This section contains user-submitted cicada and cicada killer sightings information. The section is divided into two categories, "Cicadas" and "Cicada Killers". Below is a brief synopsis on a particular sighting ordered by most recent sighting first. Clicking on the thumbnail or sighting location link will transport you to detailed information.

Why Cicada and Cicada Killer Sightings are Wanted

Cicada and Cicada Killer sightings are being solicated because they help in filling in gaps in the distribution of cicadas and cicada killer species. The information obtained is added to our distribution maps and is shared with other researchers from around the world. With the creation of the internet and its connectivity, it allows us to cover great geographic distances without the need for travel. If you would like to report a cicada or cicada killer sighting please follow the link under the Submit a Report section in the right-hand column menu list.

Sphecius speciosus in Topeka, KS

Sphecius speciosus in Topeka, KS

Instead of trying to get more T. pruinosus, I found something that kills them instead! Anyway, this
Date Posted: 2012-07-22 Comments: (4) Category: Cicada Killers
Tibicen lyricen cicada Somerset, Ma

Lyric Cicadas in Somerset, MA

I heard a loud, fast, clicking as I sat outside. My cat had brought this thing over to me. I posted
Date Posted: 2012-07-21 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Cicada killer with cicada prey

Cicada Killer with Cicada Prey in Medfield, MA

Two of us were birding the fields behind Ralph Wheelock School when we saw many giant wasps flying b
Date Posted: 2012-07-21 Comments: (5) Category: Cicada Killers
Male cicada killer wasp

Cicada Killer Wasps in Griswald, CT

We have at least 20 cicada killers hovering over our lawn by the flowers. We live in a sandy area ne
Date Posted: 2012-07-20 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Cicada Killers In Brockton, MA

Cicada Killers In Brockton, MA

On approx 7/7/12 I spotted the first pile of dirt, after looking around I spotted the 1st cicada kil
Date Posted: 2012-07-17 Comments: (5) Category: Cicada Killers
Tibicen cicada stung and paralyzed by cicada killer

Tibicen lyricen in Brockton, MA

I found this dead cicada on the ground (or paralyzed? but females aren't out so would this be possib
Date Posted: 2012-07-17 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Male Tibicen auletes cicada

Tibicen auletes from Garner, NC

Tibicen auletes and molt. T. auletes is one of our most abundant species. This one was collected as
Date Posted: 2012-07-15 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Cast cicada nymph skin

Cast off cicada nymph shells in Shrewsbury, Ma

Heard first calling 07/10/2012 Cast-off sighting 07/14/2012
Date Posted: 2012-07-14 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas

Submit a Report

Did you spot an annual cicada or a cicada killer wasp? If you did and you have a photo and want to report it, please click the link below.

Brood I Information

The Brood I periodical cicada emergence happened in 2012 in Virginia, W. Virginia and Tennessee. Below are some of the highlights.

Brood XIX Information

The Brood XIX periodical cicada emergence has come and gone. Below is some information that you may find helpful.